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general observations.
\ rx, Weatheu Bureau, Washington*, Dec.
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bieni of time tv all stations.
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f. F. Lyons, Local Forecast Official.
In! Japanese army has resolved to
hnve something Chinese for Christmas.
Having got shaved, Hay ward will
now devote his attention to getting
The Cincinnati Enquirer suggests
that America mipht save its reserve by
burying it.
Let the eagle scream! Uncle Sam
has siappi'd the face of Europe in a
manner truly Japanese.
It is already settled what Mr. Ilave
m«yer is to have for Christmas. He has
the senate in his stocking.
Total bai. \m !.< of M. Paul citizens
are now showing a large decrease of
cash in hand—likewise in pocket.
It ought to be pretty Fayerweather
for the next several semesters for a
dozen or more of the Eastern colleges.
What Mr. Howard wants most to
knuw just now is whether his forty
railway passes will bo extended after
J;m. 1.
W i i i.. you have less than a week to
weigh the question of whether yon will
buy her a sealskin saeque or a pound of
Mavob Ping be k is making a fairly
gootl display <;t "masterly inactivity"
these days. The people ot Detroit aid
prayiug that he will keep it up.
Pl'Bl BASKRjg of Christmas jewelrs
will be thrown into a cave6l gloom over
tbe announcement that the Amsterdam
diamond cutters have gone on a strike.
**Dass Graf Schlwalow Usxkbax
Gurko in VVarscuau ersetzen soli ist
Ceres Gerede." says the New York Her
ald. Don't mention ii a, rain, but let it
go at that.
A New Yobk man lit a cigar with a
fIOO bill. It iias been evident ever since
]Sew Yo;k gave a Republican plurality
of 153.000 that a large percentage of the
people ot that state has wheels.
With the solicitude of Ray ward about
shaving, it i 3 singular that lie is not as
particular about neckties. Possibly the
hUKge<-tiv<Mie-s of the article makes it
an unpleasant topic for conversation.
David B. Him. is very much alive
asiam. He struck a popular chord yes
terday when he made a stirring speech
in favor ot revising the rules of the sen
ate .so that a measure can be brought to
vote after reasonable debate. Go it,
David, the Gi.oist; is with you.
Si s itoh Morriix, in the awful scor
ing he Rave Peffer when he returned all
of his fantastic biils with a recommend
■tion that they be indefinitely post
poned, defined the word millionaire as
"a much-envied epithet of opprobrium."
The senator In this definition corralled
nil of the various significations of the
Boston boasts that, although she ts
the fifth city in the Union in point of
population, her postal revenues are
more than half as large as those of Chi
cago, and over a third of New York's,
although these cities boast a population
four times us lame as her own. The
excess or postal receipts in Boston, so
disproportionate to her population, is
Bolely due to the excessive quantity of
interest coupons clipped from mortgages
and bonds and sent West for collection,
representing money taken in very large
part from the West by a governmental
interference in the distribution of
wealth and centered Jn New England,
and subsequently reloaned in the West!
This may not be an exact explanation
of the excessive postal revenues in that
city, but it is an accurate statement of
past and existing conditions.
The instances showing the rupture
In the Republican party on the tariff
policy in the future continue to appear
at intervals, but the funniest of them is
the decision of the Republican congres
sional committee to continue the cam
paign of education by the distribution of
suitable reading matter during tha win
ter. Chairman Babcock recently let his
mouth run away with him, with the re
sult that his opinion that McKinleyism
was a Jouah in tho Republican ship
was spilled out and given to the public,
80, when he proposes to continue tbis
campaign of education, the restoration
ist wing prick up their ears and want
to know what kind of educational
matter he is going to send out. There
shouldn't be much doubt of that an an
of Hie reading matter accessible, con
sisting speeches ot Republican con
gressmen, is of the red lire ami volcanic
kind; but, in spite of that, it wnsidecid-
Oil to appoint a committoo to suparyiso
the selection. Mr. Urosvenor, of Ohio,
represents Mr. McKinley on that coin
luitteo. anil will select the restoration
rending mutter, while Mr. Hooker, of
New York, is supposed to represent
the reactionist wing, and will probably
no back to the speeches of Sherman and
Ganield and Wilson and other Republi
can leaders' who, back in the sixties
and early seventies, advocated free
An attitude of diffidence and discreet
peaceableness would much better be
come our Republican brethren than the
one of cocksuroness which they assume
towards the proposed currency .plan of
Secretary Cailisle. The engineer whose
bridge was broken down from his mis
calctriation of the effect of strains is
hardly the person to criticise she plan
for the now bridge proposed by other
engineers. The doctor whose medica
tions have brought the patient to the
brink ot the grave should maintain a
discreet silence while other doctors are
making a diagnosis of .the case, and pro*
posing other remedies, instead of forc
ing his voice into a consideration of the
A much more consistent position is
that of a few of the Republican papers
which insist that the present currency
system is the best possible, and that it
should not be changed in the least.
With Jack Bunsby they say, "What 1
says I stands to.'" But t'.iostj other Re
publican papers which admit the neces
sity of currency reform, or, not admit
ting it. do not insist upon the retention
of Ibe present conglomerate, but attack
the various features ot the Carlisle plan,
are not in a favorable position to either
advise, criticise or condemn.
S For thirty years or more their party
has been framing the financial legisla
tion of the country. Jt gave us the
greenback and it stopped its redemp
tion: It save us the gold certificate, de
signed to save the bankers and capital
ists trom loss from the abrasion of their
coin, and furnished a precedent for UM
T<ver certificate. It stopped the access
of sliver to the mint at a time when tne
legal ratio undervalued silver, and thus
contributed to the depredation of that
metal, and. then by way of a paiiative
for the mischief it had wrought, com
mitted the country to the policy of
buying silver and stowing it away in
its vaults and issuing paper certificates
in the purchase thereof. It pursued
this policy until it culminated in tha
Sherman act, a measure which so plain
ly led the way to a silver basis as to
shake the confidence of the investors
in our securities, which distrust grew
and developed into the panic of 18'.»3.
With this record of incapacity, this
mixture of finance and politics, this
making, as in the Sherman act, the cur
rency of the country the marked cards
of the game ot policies and the awful
disaster in which it culminated last
year. Republicans ought to be ditlidtnt
aim keep silence whuu another party is
endeavoring to restore the currency to
a different basis. They arts in no posi
tion either to advise or criticise.
It is no wonder that men who-think
that party politics is some thin more than
the trick of a car a sharp, doubt the per
petuity of our institutions when they
contemplate such a scene "as that en
acted in the United States senate cm the
12th, and compare it with the comse of
political discussion during the last ten
months. Recalling the vigorous and un
stinted denunciation by Republicans of
the Democratic congress for imposing a
ax of one-eighth of a cent a pound
upon imports of sugar, the sole purpose
of which was to srive protection to one
of the most unscrupulous and rapacious
trusts in the country, the vote of the
Republican senators is an act of as
tounding; duplicity.
While such an observer might remark
that tins denunciation came with wry
poor grace from the representatives ot a
party whieii had eiven the trust protec
tion to the extent of one-half a cent a
pounil, tie would certainly think that
they had discovered not only the error
or their own ways but that of the Dem
ocrats also.and would utilize to the fatt
est the lirst opportunity given them to
retrieve tbe mistake. He would expect
this the more from tiie fact ttiat this
Slant to the trust was against the pro
test of the Democratic press and of
Democratic representatives in congress,
but was extorted by the trust, operating
through a few recusant Democratic sen
ators holding the balance of power.
He certainly would expect, when a
measure was introduced in the senate
which proposed to remove the bonus to
this trust which Republican senators
had vied with Democrats in denouncing,
thai-it would receive the united support
of the Republicans and Deaiocrats. If
he were surprised he would also be en
lightened in party politics, and learn
how statesmen put their vocation upon
the same plane as the sharp who cheats
at cards or the confidence man who wins
a trust in order to betray it, when he
found that, with but one honorable ex
ception, every Republican voted against
the proposition to remove the gratuity
to the sugar trust. Only one senator
out of the twenty-two Republican sena
tors who voted upon the proposition re
fused to stultify himself by voting to
continue that which he and his party
had so vigorously and with such virtu
ous indignation denounced. As a Mm
nesotian, we are proud of the fact that
this one honorable exception was a sen
ator from this state. But, what a spec
tacle of insincerity, inveracity, hypoc
risy and deceit It ail is.
Henry White, who was secretary of
the embassy at London, and who was
rather unceremoniously removed after a
lone tenure while Josiah Quincy was
presiding over that branch of the de
partment of state, has an article in the
North American Review in which he
points out the necessity of such a refor
mation of our consular system as will
bring to it and retain in it men pos
sessing the peculiar qualifications need
ed for the work.
If our consular system Is to be main
tained, we heartily agree with Mr.
White's recommendation. As we do
not share that personal fueling of his
resulting from his abrupt removal from
his place, we cannot join him in his
opinion that Mr. Quincy went ou a
"consular debauch" after being made
assistant secretary of state. Under all
administration! In recent years the
consular system has been looked upon
as a purely political one, appoiutments
in which were properly used to reward
men for efficient service to the party or
for prominence in it.
We happen to know that this is. less
the case under this administration than
under former ones, and that men have
had to produce something other than
partisan or political qualifications in or
der to secure appointments. It is not
charged against Mr. Quincy that his
appointees are meu unfit for tne duties of
the place by reason of bad character or
lack of qualification except that of ex-
Dorieuee In the particular work. Tue
hue and cry was made because he had
displaced Republicans with Democrats,
but In doing this had done nothing
more than was done under former Bd
luinistratious wherein Republican con
suls were not exempt from removal by
R' publican presidents.
lint the other greater question is
whether the consular .system shall be
maintained or not. Theoretically, the
consul is a business representative ot
the nation. He is supposed to be well
informed about the products of the
country he represents and is expected
to ascertain' if they can be sold in the
markets of his consulate. It v only an
HeUtaat of his position, growing out of
our tariff duties, that he has to examine
invoices of the exports of the country
he is accredited to and certify to their
His chief function is a sort of avant
courier to trade. Theoretically, he is
expected to send to tho manufacturers
of his country information in regard to
possible or probhble markets for their
products—which information, theoreti
cally,they are expected to utilt/.e In mak
ing consignments ot foods for sale in
the foreign nations. Practically,the con
sul sends to the state department what
ever of information of this kind he may
be able to gather, and such of these re
ports as the department may deem of
value are printed in the monthly pub
lications of consular reports, which may
be had on application, but which go
principally to newspaoer offices, public
libraries, and gathwr diut there, and on
he shelves of chambers oi cummer cc
and boards of trade.
Were this country engaged in seeking
markets abroad, were its fiscal svsteni
such as to encourage this instead of dis
couraging it, were our manufacturers
and dealers in their products as eager
in their search for markets as they were
a generation ago, there might be some
excuse for the maintenance of our con
sular system. If the fall election means
a reversal of the policy entered upon by
the Democratic party and a restoration
of that advocated by its opponents, the
absurdity of maintaining a largo aud
expensive body of men, scattered all
over the world, whose primal function
is to tiud places where our manufactur
ers and merchants can dispose of their
goods, while the nation is pursuing a
policy which declares that it does not
want trade with foreign people, is very
It would seem as if it were sufficiently
forceful to Impress itself upon the dull
est intellect. If, which we hope is not
the case, that is to be the continued pol
icy of the country, then let us by all
means wipe out the consular system, or
else plainly declare that it is a harbor of
safe refuge for impecunious and de»
cayed politicians, and drop all this non
sense about qualification and merit and
continuous service*
An event of no slight importance to
the people ot the state is the annual
winter meeting: of the state horticul
tural society at Lake City, Jan. 8 to 11.
At the same tune and place the state
beekeepers' association and the for
estry association will also hold a reg
ular ineetiug. and much business of im
portance to all these and kindred organ
izations will be transacted. An inter
esting programme is in course of prepa
ration, and papers will be read on vari
ous topics. These associations are doing
valuable work in developing the re
sources of the state, and should receive
every encouragement. There should
be a large attendance at the meeting in
Lake City. All members wishing to at
teud should notify J. W. Sennedy, of
Lake City, who will secure entertain
ment for till in the hospitabla little city
down the river.
Jonx M. TauKSTQIf will undoubtedly
Le the next United States senator from
Nebraska, displacing Senator Mander
son. Air. Thurston's claim to promi
nence, aside from his abiiity, is that he
has been for years the attorney of the
Union Pacific, and that he is a Repub
lican of the ultra stripe. The corpor
atious will gaiu another representative
in the senate by his election, but this
will not be one of those instances where
the people are deceived or misrepre
sented by their legislators, for Mr.
Thurston was openly a candidate for
the senate during the campaign in op
position to Mr. Bryan, who was the
avowed Democratic and l'opuhst candi
date for the senate. The contest be
tween these two was not one of the peo
ple against the corporations, but one of
the free coinage of silver, represented
by Mr. Bryan, against it, represented
by Mr. Thurston. This the people of
Nebraska evidently considered the su
perior of the issues, sufficient to over*
come any objection to Mr. Thurston as
a representative of corporations, and is
but one more of the instances of the
emphatic rejection ot thw free coinage
plan when the voters get a whack at it.
The Chicago Herald opposes Secre
tary Carlisle's plan of currency reform.
Mr. Walsh has written a letter to the
committee on banking, stating his ob
jection to the plan. Mr. Walsh is the
president of the national bank. He is
also the proprietor ot the Herald. There
may and may not be any connection in
these several facts.
On Saturday next we will receives
shipment of Nos. 17. 18, 19 and 20 of the
World's Sweetest Songs. These parts
complete the series. Saturday, Globe
Countiug Room.
"The Charity 8a.'1," now playing at
the Metropolitan opera lions*, is meet
ing with great success. The coniDany
under the direction of Gustave Fron«
man is one of the best that he has ever
had. They will give but three more
performances, Wednesday night clos
ing the engagement. The matinee to
morrow wili be played at popular prices,
25 and 50 cents.
Following Thursday the musical or
ganization, The Metropolitans, will be
seen for one night only, appearing in
two short operas. "Pygmalion and Ga
latea" and "The Sleeping Queen."
Friday and Saturday nights the St.
Paul Lodge of Elks will hold the boards
with a ici and revival of the old St. Paul
Ideal nnnistrels.
There will be a matinee at the Grand
this afternoon at the usual popular
prices, viz., 10, 20, 25 and :J5 cents. The
attraction is "A hummer Blizzard," a
farcical conceit with innumerable hits
and novel specialties running through
out the play. _
Snellinx as iirigade Po.st.
Washington', D. C, Dec 18.—Con
gressman Fletcher U soon to introduce
a bill to enlarge Fort Snelling to bo a
brigade post. Congressman Kiefer had
such a bill mi contemplation, and the
two members will co-operate to secure
its passage. - ■
For a Ninth Cabinet Office.
Special to the Globe.
Washington', Dec. 18.—Col. Kiefer
today presented a memorial of the lUm
sey County Medical association favoring
a special cabinet officer of public health
and askinir tlie support of the Miuue
aou lueiiiUtiia tor ilie proposition.
An enterprising undertaker on Sev
enth street, desiring to be up to dale,
advertises "Coffins flat the Holidays."
There are some politicians in St. l'aul
who can stand a present of that nature,
"It's all over town," said Jones.
"\\ hut?'' asked Brown, anxiously.
"Mud," said the first speaker.
Does the painfully tunny man on nn
sveninc paper recognize the above, oria
it new to him?

Everybody knows M. N. doss, the
nentleuaauly deputy sheriff from the
tho Sixth ward with the drooping blonde
mustache. And the people also'remem
ber now. in the Republican convention,
he gallantly retired from the field and
threw his strength to Cowboy Sullivan.
Well, tioss is to be rewarded for his
consideration with the appointment of
chief deputy auditor, and if it should
happen that Denny goes back on him
there will be trouble in the Sixth and
numerous other quarters. Bob Seng
gracefully retired In the. same way, and
Bob's brother-in-law, Johnny Hardy,
will gel the position next In rank to
chief deputy. While these appoint
ments have not been officially an
nounced, the politicians are unable to
see how Denuy cau refuse to make
"EH," said Dictator Thompson,
thoughtfully, "come hither."
"Sire, 1 am here; what would you?"
"1 greatly fear me, Eli, that Jmke
Twohy is stringing us."
"How, sire?"
"lv agreeing to vote for a Republican
for clerk of the municipal court, 110
does not do it llatly, Eli. but—-"
"But what, oh, sire?"
"He has a peculiarly foxy way of
doing things, and I fear me ha is
laughing in his sleeve."
At you, sire; oh, no, impossible."
"Silence, sirrah! nothing is impossible
when 1 say it is possible. 1 recret that
Judge Twoby is «iviu« us the steer.
likewise the cold and gurgling laugh.
Our bluffs don't go. and lam at last
convinced, Eli, that "
"Yes, sire."
•'That Ju'dsra Twony is a good Demo
As a political acrobat the Hon. C. A.
Towne is a pronounced success, and no
class of people know it better than the
newspaper men. The lion. Charles
Towne was so surprised when he
found himself a part of the landslide
that his head grew faster than the rest
of his body, so he came to St. I'aul to
air himself and his views. Collecting
four reporters in the Merchants' hotel,
the Hon. C. Towne. unasked, delivered
himself of his views at length. One of
the reporters knew that the Hon.
Towne was saying unwise things
which he would have to retract, so
this reporter, instead of publishing
what the Hon. Charley said,
wrote an interview expressiug
exactly the opposite to Towne's corridor
speech. The reporter knew the Hon.
C. A. Towne said things on the sena
torial question which he did not mean.
Instead of writing what Charlie said,
the reporter wrote what Charlie should
have said as a Republican. Next morn
iug Towne indiffnaatly branded his
voluntary Interviews as false and
absolutely without foundation. Only
one paper quoted him correctly, he
asserted. And that was the paper
which published what Towne should
have said, but did not say. Charlie
will be besieged with reporters when
he reaches the city again—not.
The Minneapolis Times prints an iu
terview wlthjFire Alarm Jacobson, un
der the heading, "His Opinion of Hen
nepin County's Legislators Is Not uf
the Best," and all that Dortion of the in
terview relating to Jacobsou's opinion
is cut out. This reminds us of the iu
terview had by a New i'ork reporter
with Chauncey Depew. which ran like
this; "When the reporter retired from
the room Mr. Depew stepped upon a
table and delivered the following ora
tion, which is omitted for lack of
The Hennepin county delegation, as
usual, has put all its eggs in one basket
and adopted the unit rule in favor of
Van Sant for speaker. Members from
other parts of the state remember how
the Ileunepin delegation kept its feet in
the trough for ninety days two yeara
ago, and are steering elsewhere, leav
ing Van to the occupation ot cursing his
fool friends.
Until the Pioneer Press had taken a
strong stand in favor of David Ramaley
for expert printer the result was in
doubt. It is no longer so. The blank
spots on Mr. Steuens' commission ape
being fiiled.
Once more let it be definitely stated
that "there 13 no opposition to Wash
A. J. Blethen sues Lowry tor $100,000,
and is willing to take the Minneapolis
Tribune as part payment.
In the opinion of Judge Woods Debs
was scuilty of '•purpresture." That is
bad, very bad. It is as bad as the case
which came before an Arkansavv justice
of the peace, who informed a prisoner
upon whom he had just passed sentence
that -'a man who would commit such an
offense as the one of which you have
been convicted would be capable of
medical jurisprudence."
Conan Doyle says Philadelphia Is the
most attractive American city. Con
evidently hasn't seeu South St. Paul on
a balmy December evening when the
city council was In session.
W i ll there be a new apportionment
this winter? Well, hardly. When a
Republican official leeislates himself
out of ollice it is time for the lion and
the lamb to lie down together and for
Tim Keardon to be^in telling the truth.
Dan Shell, in spite of his name, is
anything but a peanut politician.
The Denver Times suffered a severe
loss by lire, and every other newspaper
in the city came to the front with offers
of practical assistance, such as the use
of their offices, machinery and wires.
It is such instances as these which
make a newspaper man proud of his
piofession and of the men who till it.
Ring out, ye bells, with wild acclnim,
Cnfnr! the banners high.
And let the rockets brightly flame
Like meteors In ihe sky.
Has China fallen to Japan?
Ha 9 France the kaiser braved?
Oil. not at all—that naughty man,
Hal Hay ward, lms been shaved.
Complete Your Serins.
We now have the complete set of
"Queer People;" 500 pictures, printed
in colors. Interesting and instructive
Eight parts; 10 cents per part. Globe,
St. Paul; Heiald, Wabasha; News,
Zuiabrota; Journal. Stiu water,
Democrats Klectr><l Him, and He
Will Stand True to His
I'arty .
: The attempted binding or Judge
Twoliy is still carried on by the ama
teur politician* who are hungry for of
fice. They have not relaxed their efforts
in the slightest degree, and daily they
an; seeking the aid of the old-liners and
those in power for the purpose of seri
ously impressing Judge Twohy with the
idea that his office Is in jeopardy unless
he consents to the appointment of a
Republican clerk of the municipal
court. Now, while Judire Twohy's
friends and fellow Democrats are per
fectly aware that he is a staunch Demo
crat and will ever remain bound show his
gratitude to his party,the pubiic is likely
to be misled by the mouthing and
bluffs and statements of the pin-headed
politicians who are seeking to make the
bluff go. Judge Twohy has never at
any time told anybody that he would
vote for a Republican clerk under any
circumstances. lie' has, of course, lis
tened to the bluffers, for Judge Twohy
is a gentleman and will accord any man
a chance to air himself on proper oc
casions. At no time, however, has he
occupied any but a wise and conserva
tive position. lie has not hastened into
print and tried to explain himself,
for the simple reason that he
has nothing to explain. He is
under no promises to these Republi
can office seekers; he did not obtain his
present office through the Republican
party nor does he expect to lose it
through that or any other party until
his term expires. No reasonable citizen
of St. Paul believes for an instant that
the threat to abolish the municipal
court will ever amount to more than a
threat, for tuere are scores of the most
serious reasons why the court should
not and will not be abolished. These
Republicans who are making the
threats are nervy in their assumption
that whatever they or the Ramsey
county delegation may say in thy mat
ter will bo acted upon as they desire by
the entire slate legislature. it 19 folly
to assume anything of the sort. There
fore it is folly to believe for au instant
that Judge Twohy will weaken in the
face of the Republican bluffs. He will
not weaken for this reason and for the
other more tangible reason that he is a
Democrat, that he is loyal to his party,
to his friends and to the Democratic
citizens whose votes placed him where
he is. He flatly and in the presence of
witnesses promised to support the prin
ciples of the Democratic party, and to
use his every endeavor to see that a
Democratic clerk is in office.
Tom Conroy seems to think that he
can secure Ahcfu'a place, and yester
day, ihe day before and the day before
that, he was assiduously circulating
himself around political circles—both
Democratic and Republican—soliciting
the support of all to run him into the
office. He assumes that Judge Twohy
has tired or will tire of all this.monkey
business and consent to the appoint
ment of a Republican merely to secure
peace and comfort for himself. How
ever, Judge Twohy is not built of that
kind of stuff. He is under obligations
to the party that placed him in office,
and there is no more likelihood of his
voting for 8 Republican clerk than
there is that the municipal court will
be abolished. It Is high time that this
nonsense had ended, and the sooner the
better for all concerned, as well as the
general public. Neither Tom Couroy,
nor Cannon, nor any other Republican
will step into the office of clem of the
municipal court.
Why Not
Let the piano be your Christmas pres
ent? A very little money, easy terms
on balance, and no end of pleasure -to
the whole family, liorne- and see us
about it. Open evenings.
W. J. Dykr & Bbo.,
21 and S3 West Fifth Street.
< 111 ii< II HISTORY.
Event at Cretin Hall Given by
the Penelon Reading
A broad and liberal criticism of
church history was displayed last even
ing uy Rev. John Gmeiner in his lecture
at Cretin hall before the Fenelon Head
ing circle on "The Popes at Avignon and
the Ace of Wyclitfe, the Morning Star
of the Reformation."
The causes of the Reformation were
explained, and the opinion advanced
that the movement was, upon the
whole, a decided benefit to the Catholic
chnrch, inasmuch as the latter was thus
purified of the corruption of govern
ment and policy that had uaturally ac
cumulated during many centuries.
Father Gmeiner made clear the fact, so
little understood, that the pope, acting
as the spiritual head of the church,
limits his decisions to the range of the
Decalogue and a very few other familiar
laws of essential Christianity. As chief
governor of church affairs, however,
his position is merely that of a human
executive and judge, and he is, there
fore, liable to serious errors of judg
In this way many abuses had crept
into the church after the popes had re
moved to Avignon. The Reformation
was brought about by the decline of the
imperial authority; of the sense of
Catholic unity (after the crusades;; of
respect for the pope in England and
Germany, owing to his residencd in
France.to which were added the disturb
ing quarrels between the French and
Italian cardinals; of respect for the
papal court, dus to the operations of
luxury, avarice and ambition among its
officials and bangers on; of church dis
cipline, becauso of ihe superfluous no
bility forced into church offices and the
ignorance and immorality of certain
cleric*! classes; of scholasticism—this
decline being the result of neglect of
the Bibie and undue cultivation of
iviitoti law; while the infidelity of the
limes, since about VIM, especially iv
Germany, was also operative. A tin.4l
cause was the renaissance in literature
and art, reviving various pagan oif
In spite, however, of the disrupting
caupes.the pure doctrines of the eternal
church were retained and practiced by
many of the clergy and people; and the
lecturer's final tribute to thecliureii
and her worthy children deserved tin*
admiration it received from his hearers.
A lar^e number of Catholic ladies
from all parts of the city inaugurated
the Foiu'lon Reading circle about a rear
aj{o. It is dovotea to literary Improve*
inent of a ueneral nature, and meets
every Tuesday at Cretin hall. This
year's programme includes "History
and Current Events."
TtMofficers of the circle an*: Miss
Anna A. Morrow, praaiuVut; Miss lssi
belle Williams, vice prvsMhiltl; Miss
May Cunninxham, secretary; Miss Kate
Owens, treasurer.
Closing-out sale of retail stuck. China.
Cut Glass, Lamps, etc.; everything at
20 to 40 per cent discount. Store open
evenings iiutll Christinas. VVeinuU,
Howard & Co., 385 Jsiclisou street.
no'i akm: i.\ 1 aii-:i<i\<. at < »:\-
Tlllli PARK < 111 R< II
Mrs. 8. M. D. Fry, State Presi
dent, ih«- Principal
Tho Central W. C. T. 11. meeting last
evening in the spacious and delightful
parlors of ttie Central Park M. K.
churchf was a grand affair in every par
ticular. A notable instance was the
fact that two principals of the schools
and quite a large number of teachers
were present, also tive state superin
tendents of department work and the
leading ladies of Central Park and
other churches. Tho main address
of the evening was delivered by
Mrs. Susanna M. D. Fry, state
president, and was a noble and
scholarly effort concerning the subject
of temperance. Mrs. Fry selected as
her subject "Scientific Temperance
Instruction." and introduced in her
talk the law of Minnesota requiring
scientific temperance instruction and
the standard of enforcement. She also
discussed at length the text books and
their methods, especially the text pa
pers and essays on the subjectfcxhibiled
at the world's fair.
"Twenty-five statf* exhibited work
there,"ttitf Mrs. Fry in her remarks.
"The states showing the highest excel
lence were Pennsylvania, Massachu
setts, Missouri, Nebraska, Maryluud,
lowa, Montana, South Dakota and
Her remarks were approved with
hearty applause. At the conclusion of
Mrs. Fry's discourse all present en
joyed a flattering reception tendered to
the state officers by the Central and
Lady Somerset W. C. T. U.
Mrs. L. W. Irvine, state vice presi
dent; Mrs. Scovell, or Duluth, record
ing secretary; Mr 3. C. S. Souley. editor
of White Ribbon, Dululh, and stale
treasurer, all made happy addresses.
Several others also spoke.
Got. Nelson to Introduce the Dis-
liuguished Orator.
The programme to bo carried out at
Ford's hail on Tnursday evening is as
The Apollo male chorus; an address
of welcome; contralto solo, "Oh, What
Funaj Places," Miss Augusta Wick-
Imid; introduction by the governor,
Hon. Knute Nelson; lecture, "Sweden
and the Swedes," Hon. William \V.
Thomas Jr., of Portland, Me.; contralto
solo, "The Children's Home," Miss A.
Wickluud; finale, tfie Apoilo male
It should be born 3 in mind that the
proceeds of the lecture are to be devoted
to the Betnosda hospital and to one of
our struggling kindergarten schools,
and that these institutions call upon you
at this time to lend a helping hand.
Tins lecture is written by an Ameri
can for Americans. It is taken for
granted that the Swedish people know
about their own beautiful and curious
Northland, but ths great majority of
our American people coming in contact
with only what might be called the
more unfortunate class of the Swedish
people, have no due appreciation of the
nubility, culture and enlightenment 01
these hardy sons and daughters of Scan
dinavia. Swedes is not only a land of
natural scenic beauty, but it is a land
ot noblo kings, great conquerors and
discoverers, valiant warriors, profound
scientists, and some uf the most re
nowned poets, taking their place beside
even a Milton.
Those who desire to be among the
cultured classes of our society should
not fail to read Mr. Thomas 1 now ta
mous work, "Sweden and the Swedes."
but they should above al! hear the ora
tor himself describe in his own graphic
way the people and their land.
Wherever ttie noted speaker has
stopped during his fall lecture tour he
lias been greeted by crowded houses,
and it is hoped that this, the end of his
Westward wanderings, will be consid
ered an honor to the Capital city of the
state, and that a large and respectable
audience will till the hall from "turret
to foundation stone."
J. B. Montgomery, a capitalist of
Portland, Or., is at the Ryan.
Judge W. C. Willistoii. of Red Wing,
was iv the city yesterday to atteud the
funeral of Judge Gilti!lan.
At the Clarendon—A. R. Shmg, West
Superior; U. K. May Be, Chicago; Frank
Clovne, Latnberton; John Erickson,
Hancock; A. D. Golusha, Uiewah;
M;.ttliew Nachben. Jordan.
Judge C. C. Wilson, of Rochester,
came to the city yesterday to attend the
funeral of the late Judge" Gilullan. He
placed a high estimate upon the dead
jurist, and regarded hun as Uie greatest
of Minnesota chief justice?.
Chief Justice-elect Start, of Roches
ter, came to the city yesterday to attend
the funeral of Judge~Giiulian. lie will
devote the remainder of the month to
clearing up the large amount of business
in his hands as district judge.
11. \V. Lainberton, the banker or Wi
nona, and the head of the capitol com
mission, was in the city yesterday, lie
stayed around the Merchants'* lobby
talking politics most of the day. lie
wants to see Capt. Van Sant elected
Ignatius Donnelly registered at the
Ryan yesterday as being a resident or
Nininger. Ho was in the lobby last
evening with slippered feet. He
s»emed blithe and active and In a good
humor. Asked for his thoughts, he
said- that he had completed his Shakes
pearean cipher, which will show com
pletely that Bacon wrote the work. I!*,'
says his Crytouram was only a begin
ning, and he so stated at the time, but
some precious fools criticised it as a
complete work and pronounced it a
At the International Hotel—J. D. Mc-
Kay, S. 11. Howard, N. ttalvorson, Ap
pleton; N. G. Baud. T. i. Baird. Win
nipeg; Mrs. W. A. Tromhty, New I'lm;
J. D. F raker. Chicago; C. Hoben. Her
man; W. A. Kjes, Appleton; K. G.
Liuke, Fariro; J. 6. Weiser and wife,
Ellsworth; G. \\. Brookiuxs, Kansas
At the Ryan —11. F. Weis and wife,
LeSoenr; A. L. Hill and wife. Fun
oault; J. W. l.awusbery. Cedar Rapids,
lt>.; J. E. Thornton, Dulotli; S. Putek,
Milwaukee: Al Carlisle, Washington,l>.
C.; \V. Williamson, Kansas City; G. O.
Welch. Fergus Fails; Hon. Ignatius
Donnelly, Nininger.
At the Windsor— Charles Perry, Mon
tana; .11. J. Miller, Duluth; Mra. G. I?.
Cruiusey, Gatveston, Tex.; lion.
George 1). McArthur, Blue KuthCity;
Fred 11. Snvtlcr and wife. Sioux Falls;
Mrs. Fred B. Smith. La Cross© ; .1. H.
Uabe, Dps Moiues; (Jc-otirc Wilstoad,
Stilhvater; Dr. Benedict, L!ds?i«rwOf>rt;
N. p.: .1. O. lloba. Still water; W. W.
Swift, llutchinson.
At tho Merchants'— Benjamin \V
Rascort, Panto; K. L. McUormick.
Hay ward, Ui<.: Hon. \Y. S. Dedon.
Taylor's Fails; George A. Dn Toit,
Chaska; 11. D. Davis. Ilinckiey; V T.
Clarke, C L. I)uni;ell, .St. Cloud; lion.
G. 1). Post, Lake City; W. A. Smith,
Wlliduin: Dr. A. B. Cole. A. L. Cole,
Fergus Fails; A. T. Abbott. ShattUCk
School; Samuel Grant, Faribauit;
lion. C. A. Parker. St. Paul Park; C .1.
Muiison, West Superior; W. Uuthrle,
St. Cloud; 11. 11. Wis.', Braincrd; G.
O. Wilde, Fermi Falls; itert W. Eaton.
Rochester; William Anaheim. Crooks
ton; Mrs. Airuus Mix. Missouln. Mont.;
John EL Pnrsliali; Faribnult ; C. C. Wil
»<>ii, Rodwoiir; lion. W. C. Wiliistoii.
Ucii Wlug;lL JMcCtee, ililys City.
(tUl'lllidAMl.l ]{ SCHEDULES
Library Meeting—Good Roads
Convention—Want Hnolling
At a meeting of the directors of the
Commercial club last evening in the
club's rooms in the (iermania I.iTe
buildlnar, it was decided to call a meet
ing of the citizens of St. Paul relative
to a site for the public library at 8
o'clock Saturday evening in the main
room of the club. Invitations were or*
der«d sent to the mayor and council of
St. Paul. Library Committee club, job
beia'union, public school, chamber of
commerce and other public organiza
tion* . the object being to have »oute
definite plan agreed upon.
The directors of the club have issued
a call for a good roads convention to be
held in St. Paul Tuesday, Jan 1">. Three
delegates will be asked for from every
county in the state, besides a like uum
bbr of delegates from the cities and the
commercial organizations of the state.
The call is issued in tne hope of scent
ing legislation looking towards the im
provement ot the public roads of the
state, particularly in the agricultural
regions. Undoubtedly, the call will be
liberally responded to.
ihe directors decided to co-operate
with tbe chamber of commerce in the
matter of securing the enlargement ot
the garrison at Fort Snelling, with a
view of making the tort a central point
for the department of the Dakotas. It
is sought to enlarge the aoops aud
training garrison.
The club instructed the secretary to
send to the members of the Ramsey
county delegation the resolutions passed
at tin- general meeting of Dec. 11 in the
interest of municipal reform and the
abolishment of the fee system in Kam
sey county a.id St. Paul. The delega
tion is urged to use its utmost endeav
ors to accomplish this reform.
The following have been elected new
members: JL C Stocker, F. A. Nolan,
E. Randali, \Y. McVeigh.
There will be a course of six lectures
on "American Colonial History/" by
Willis M. West, A. M., professor ot
history at tiie state university, to be
given Jan. 3, 17 and 31, Feb. 7,14 and
28, 1995. at the parlors of the First Pres
byterian church, corner of Grotto street
and Lincoln avenue. Beginning with a
discussion of the theories as to primi
tive civilization in America and the
pre-Columbian discoveries, ihe course
will take up the times of Columbus and
the necessary outcome ot the com
mercial and iutellectual movements of
that time in Ihe discovery of America;
will trace the history and development
of Virginia and New England; the con
stitmionai struggle before the Revolu
tion, aud how the points at issue were
settled by the treaty of 17?:'>; ending
with a lecture on the "Formation of the
Union and the Adoption of the Consti
tution." The price of tickets for the
entire course is $1.
An apron sociable will be given by
the young people of St. Mary's at their
hail, corner of Ninth and Locust streets,
Thursday evening. During the evening
music will be furnished by the Phil
harmonic quartette, and the following
musical programme will be rendered:
Philharmonic Quartette Selected
Violin Solo—"Scene de lial-
lei" Miss Marie keogh
Soprano Solo—Selected—
Miss Alice Wbilacre
Piano Solo—Selected—
Miss Lottie Godfrey
Bass Solo—"The Lost Chord"—
J. August Xilison
Philharmonic Quartette. .......Selected
Tenor Solo—-Selectee G. Zenzius
Out-nf-Town Subscribers.
Contrary to expectation we have suc
ceeded in securing No?. IT, IS. lit and 20
of "The World's Sweetest Souks." Par
ties desiriuir these four numbers to till
out their series are requested to send
their orders at once. Globe, Art De
Bland anil Walker i'.aeh to Submit
a Plan.
Washington, Dec. 18.—Representa
tive Biand, of Missouri, will move to
strike out all after the enacting clause
in the Carlisle currency bill now before
the house, substituting therefor a meas
ure he has prepared for a currency sys
tem based on coin and coin notes. Mr.
Bland's plan does not interfere with the
existing national bank system, but in
stead of allowinir banks to issue votes,
as the Carlisle plan proposed. Mr.Bland
proposes that the government issue the
notes, calling them coin notes. These
are to be redeemed in gold and silver
coin, and tlie government is to coin both
The measure would have been offered
as a substitute for the pending bill, but
Mr. Walker, of Massachusetts, has given
notice of presenting a substitute em
bodying the Republican view of the
subject. Mr. Bland's plan will be of
fered in connection with a motion to
strike out all after the above clause.
The Bland bill provides for the free
coinasru of silver and for the deposit or
; gold and silver bullion and the issuance
of lesral tender notes upon it. The
bullion is to be subsequently coined and
the coin notes are to bo redeemed in
i gold and silver without discrimination,
I as may be advantageous to the govern
ment. Provision is also made for issu
j ing coin notes on standard silver coin.
i All the outstanding gold and silver cer-
I tificates are tojba retired and coin notes
j are to be a substitute therefor.
Provisions are also made lor ilia re
demption of outstanding greenbacks
and treasury notes in cold or silver coin
without discrimination. An emergency
fund is created, so that in cases of panic
or money 'stringency Uie secretary of
Hie treasury may, on deposit of I'm
States interest-bearing bonds, issue to
depositors of the bonds coin notes. In
terest on such bonds is to go ■> the
government while they are on deposit,
tad should they mature while on deposit
they are to be canceled.
Concernlnß the measure Mr. Bland
says: "The main idea is to convert all
our money Into coin ana coin notes in
stead of silver certificates and nation i!
bank notes, and also to secure the free
coinage of sold and silver.
Bills for tho Northwest.
Wasiii\«;to\, Dec. 18—House bills
ami resolutions havo been introduced as
follows: By Kepresentativu Baldwin
(Minnesota), to establish a h.vdiDirrapliic
oflice at Dulutii; by Hepresentative
Fletcher (Minnesota), for appropriating
?500,00l) for army quarters at Fort Snell
AMONG Til RUT ll' I 'fill
AA L\ I ~~\©
M ii i i fl , \a/
ISp Nicotine, the Active Principle, Neutralized.
Stores Looted and Jail Forced
Open —Two of (be Mob Shot-
British Sailors Landed.
Nkw Ori.kaxs, La., Dec. IS.—The
Central Amoricau Times of Dec. 14,
published at Balize, British Honduras,
received her* by mail today, contains a
long account of a labor riot which took
place there on the lltli hist.
The otiein of the present disturbance
is purely industrial. The men engaged
in mahogany and logwood cutting,
who constitute the bulk of the laborers
of the colony, demanded higher wages
than merchants were inclined to Day,
and, having failed to obtain relief by
application to the authorities, they be
came exasperated and began to wreck
the stores of their employers. When
the mob had reached Mutrie's store it
was confronted by the clerks armed
with revolvers. They fired over the
heads of the mobs and Minded a man
and a woman. The mob then rushed
Into Cramer's store, smashing a num
ber*of glass cases, musical boxes and
musical instruments, and carried oil a
large number of watches. Several per
sons were slightly bruised by being
struck with clubs.
From 3 o'clock, when the rioting
began, until 5 o'clock, the town was
unprotected and at the mercy of the
mob. The constabulary were not idle,
but the rioters were not in a tempar to
listen to reason, and all efforts "of the
officers were insufficient to produce a
cessation oi disorder. All that they
could do was to take into custody ami
confine In the police station a" man
whom they looked upon as a ringleader.
The rioters then turned their attention
to the police station. The windows
were broken, and the attitude of the
mob was so threatening that the pris
oner was released. A tew minutes Us
fore 5 o'clock forty bluejackets and
three files of marines were landed and
marched to the court house wharf. On
the bluejackets being drawn up in
front of the police station all signs of
disorder ceased. From the steps of the
council chamber his excellency the
governor addressed a few remarks to
the crowd, urging them to disperse.
During this time the more violent
spirits had rapidly crossed the bridge
and were reassembling at Curry's
store and became exceedingly threat
ening again. The sailors were then
brought over to keep them in check.
The attorney genera] moulted a. box
and gave the men Jive minutes to dis
perse, threatening if they did not he
would react the riot act and the sailors
would use their firearms. The men
stood silently around for a short time.
but gradually went away. Oa the 12th
there was an attempt made by the
strikers to rescue eleven prisoners as
they were being transferred from the
police station to the jail, but the blue;
jackets drove them off. On Wednesday
Cramer <fc Co. posted a notice offering
to pay woodchoppers $15 per month—
the amount the strikers demanded.
The men then sent a white flag to the
government asking that their comrades
in jail be only fined and that they be
paid $15 per month, bo tar the gov
ernor's answer has not been made pub
lic. H. M. S. Pelican has arrived, and
the Canada was expected again yester
New York, Dec. IS.— A special cable
to the World from Kingston, Jamaica,
says: Troops have gone to Bailee,
British Handuras, to suppress riots, re
sulting from '.ho imposition of English
currency .on its inhabitants. The
.'Spheroid brought an appeal for aid. A
state of anarchy prevails, and there hits
been some bloodshed.
Terrible Boiler Kxplosion in a Bay
City Mill.
West Bay City, Mich., Dec. 18.—
By an explosion of the boiler in Russell
Bros.' box factory this morning", five
persons were instantly killed Several
others were injured and one is missing.
The dead ore:
JOHN ( \i.i I"TT, fireman, aged
ALBERT KHAN, sixtet n.
The injured: Fred Wildauger, loar
bruised; Charles D-ultre, back injured;
George Hudson, face badly cut.
One boy is still missing, and is be
lieved to be buried in the debris. The
explosion occurred while the mill was
shut down for a few moments, the boys
flocking to the engine room to eat lunch.
All the bodies were terribly mutilated
and almost unrecognizable. The cause
of the explosion is not known.
Sergeant Taylor lolls liPxow of
IJribes He Had Jieceivnl.
New York, Dec. IS.—Police Serjeant
Taylor told the Lexow committee this
afternoon that money was paid to him
by steamship and railway officials, and
that most of it was turned over by him
to his captain. Steers (now ietired). at
police headquarters. When Capt.
Schmittberger succeeded bteers pay
ments were made to him.
John W. Reppenhagen reiterated his
testimony of Friday, to the effect'that
Sliell gave him a check for 15,C00, and
that Martin knew lie had this check.
Then he deposited the check, and after
wards drew It out ou July 14, 1892, and
cave Martin $10,000. lie. on being
questioned, stated that policemen were
in the habit of pelting fourslo at a time
from saloonkeepers, and, as a result,
were not strict about the enforcement
of the excise law.
Xcwsnnpcr Under the. flnnimer.
Birmingham, Ala., Dec. is.—Judge
Sharp, of the circuit court, today ordered
the Age Herald, Birmingham, a morning
paper, sold Jan. 10. The paper has been
in the hands of a receiver since March,
F. V. Evans beinic receiver. It has lost
money for several years, liiough it pos
sesses a valuable outfit.
Comulete Your Scricn.
Wo now have the complete set of
*%Queer People;" 500 pictures, printed
in colors. Interesting and Instructive.
Eight parts; 10 cents per part. GLOBE,
St. Paul; Herald, VVabasha; News
Zumbrota; Journal, Stillwater.
John Bell ins sued Tcrrence Kesinoy
to recover $01.16, alleged to have been
paid Mr- Kenney by Patrick Keichor,
as assignee of Forrestal Bros., for tint
use of Mr. Bell. A suit is also begun
by Mr. Bell aaninst .1. G. Dumclby lo
recover SG'J.ys nl Jested 10 be due from
the same source as that in thu suit
against Mr. Kenucy.

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